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our vice-chair. our board member lien a bridges. they are responsible for bringing the example of leadership when it comes to walking. every trip begins and ends on foot. some of our best trips is when we are on foot. that's because walking is free. walking is a zero admission strategy. you don't have to pay for parking. it makes the streets less congested. makes the streets more vital. and this is why san francisco is the great city that it is. walking is safe in san francisco. we shouldn't be losing 20 people a year. we
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shouldn't be losing anybody just walk ing in san francisco. the strategy the mayor has today to bringing people together and safety and to be smart and the goals that the mayor has for us in terms of i mproving safety and walking around the city. we are using our technology to target the resources we have in determining how to invest in our roadways and deploy resources and target our outreach as the chief and mayor eluded to are important to our
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equation. with those resources i think we can and will achieve the goals we set out to make san francisco the best walking city in the country. i want to thank all the folks behind me and all the folks who worked to get this strategy into place and all the people in the community to make this strategy a reality and realize the goals we set for ourselves. thank you so much and happy walk to workday. >> thank you, so much, ed. and thank you so much to mayor lee, and your leadership. already we have seen 7 people hit and killed by cars. of course that's too many. we are eager to see this plan implemented. the first streets are transformed because every time you first pave a street it's a time to calm traffic and it's
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time for san francisco to prioritize one of the characteristics to people all over the world that we are a walkable city. we need to make investment to keep our people safe and support our local neighborhood and businesses with foot traffic. thank you for all who attended this. first step i will invite supervisor mark ferrel from district 2. >> thank you so much. i just want to say really quickly thank you to all of those from district 2 who are gathering this morning. i see you here this morning. to my own and very proud mta commissioner, lean a bridges. thank you. we had a great time walking this morning. if we can order this
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weather everyday we can walk more often. thank you very much for joining us today to making san francisco the best city in the country. thank you everyone. >> thank you, supervisor ferrel. next we have supervisor david chiu from district 3. >> the sun is shining on walker's today and thank you for presenting the diversity. everyday someone walks or takes a bike to munis but everyone walks. i want to thank the mayor for the goals that we have for the pedestrian program. i think we have a generation today of board of supervisors who are making sure that we are moving forward a pro pedestrian agenda. we are walking in the footsteps of other supervisors including max
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well who also knew how to walk the walk. will is i want to say is the mayor talked about a goal about reducing pedestrian fatalities, i think we should go further. there is a zero tolerance when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. some day in our life times, we will have years where no one gets killed on our streets. thank you very much for being here. >> i support that goal. and supervisor katie tang from district 4. >> good morning, everybody. as i was talking to our group that walked in this morning as we enter into the work world we tend to forget to do walking as part of our daily activities. if you are going away from a meeting, try to use the stairs
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instead of the elevators. we need to incorporate that into our daily life styles. i know when i used to do so much more walking and now it's very difficult to do that. thank you for being. [ applause ] >> thank you, supervisor. i want to acknowledge we've had a lot of supervisors who also walked in today. malia cohen and his staff walked in 5 miles this morning. i think they might win the longest commute prize but that's still to be determined and supervisors mar, campos and scott wiener walked in this morning as well. thanks everybody for walking in and of course this wouldn't be possible without our sponsors so i wanted to thank especially presenting sponsors paramount
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group and invite the president mike sanchez. >> good morning. glad to be here today with you. we are very proud to be the prime sponsor or the first ever walk to workday. we are glad it's happening in san francisco. paramount group is an environmentally and socially forward real estate company. we own one market plaza downtown. we also own 75 howard which is an 8-story parking garage. we hope we will be able to demolish the 8 story parking garage and build walkable transit friendly housing. restaurants and open space along the embarcadero that all of san francisco can enjoy
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everyday. paramount group participation reflects our focus on being a healthy or part of a healthy walkable and safe city. that's why in our existing buildings like one market we've made extra rooms for bikes, we've created showers and changing rooms for those who want to bike to work and walk to work. so this is part of our mantra. we hope that you will agree that 75 howard should be housing that is walkable to work and walkable to all that san francisco has to offer. if you agree, we hope you go to our project on >> i would like to acknowledge
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district 6 and london breed who cake -- came from hayes valley. please come and celebrate with us at happy hour. thanks so much. enjoy your walks today. [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ] [ applause ]
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mayor lee is here with us today. i think it's very appropriate to reflect what we are celebrating here on the immense responsibilities that he and the administration have. mayor lee, i know i speak for all of us in expressing our deep gratitude for everything you company and your administration does for taking on these dramatic responsibilities. it's mind-boggling for the things they has to anticipate and
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prepare and the immense responsibilities that he has to take. i would like to thank him and his entire administration for taking care of this great business. [ applause ] i'm the chief investment officer, now it's my pleasure to welcome you all here for the official ground breaking of 350 mission. it's appropriate that we look forward here and we do celebrate this. the ground break ing in one sense represents architecture that is going to be added to san francisco already iconic skyline. it's a celebration of san francisco once again
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setting the standard for exceptional livable urban environments. i don't know if standing here today is hard to conceive that san francisco is the urban environment here on the west coast. one reason it's hard to conceive how dense it is is because san francisco is ahead of the curve of making it a transit system. we have a simple subway to follow. san francisco is going to continue to lead the way forward both on transportation and on sustainable urban environments. without question we are going to see these forward looking transit projects continue to propel the economics projects of the city and it's live ability and vitality. what we are seeing here at 350 mission, that represents an important milestone in the fulfillment of
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that transit center vision. as most of you know, kilroy has been the most active investor in san francisco these days and bay area over the last few years and we've done so because we believe in this city and we've also done so because we have immense confidence in mayor lee. it's no coincidence that under mayor lee and his administration that we've seen such technology growth, employment and vitality in this city. we've seen that here through incubation and more importantly at this particular juncture we are attracting companies from silicone valley and the entire world to be a must be location for companies that want to compete globally. it's under the mayor's watch in
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my view that has seen silicone valley the highest tech nation in the world. so we at kilroy we fully agree and support the mayor's approach and he's creative in incredible effectiveness in leaded the country. he's succeeded in instilling the very highest level of industrial confidence and instrumental in attracting the world leading accommodation like work and he's doing everything to ensure this city is a place to work and live. here at kilroy we worked really hard to make 350 mission an important milestone in its progress. we do that by trying to provide a stimulating place
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to work and in addition to the landscape and something that is leading edge and sustainability. we are honored to mark it's beginning and particularly happy that mayor ed lee can join us today. he's been a fantastic support of this project and the principles that have inspired it. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the honorable mayor ed lee. >> thank you. it's my pleasure to join john kilroy from sales force to present this opportunity for a very shortly, i think it's early 2015 that we are going to see the actual address of 350. some of you were trying hard, where is that address when we were trying to locate this place. we are going to be soon to see it. it's on a fast track for good reason. sales force is growing. it's an
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exciting company. i have to thank, i know --elli mentioned but i want to thank all of you who have been involved, the planning department, everybody working with the city is finding that rhythm of what it means in this city. it means a series of attitudes about the future vision of this city and we have two companies who are working together. kilroy royalty and sales force that share that exact sentiment about investing in our city for all the right reasons. just go years ago ground broke the transit center. the feeling at that time it was kind of a little bet that we would make that perhaps this region if not the state of california was going to reinvest in our urban
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centers. we have taken a little risk at the time to suggest that our future work force, our reason, would see the urban light is where we want to be, the culture, the arts, are supported by some great art in the world and created by developers who have a vision that this is a place to have fun, live in and work everyday. with the vision that john kilroy had with his incredible investment. just in three years, it's sparking over $2 billion in investments in our city. now with sales force who has not only been a great employer, but they represent the cutting edge of technology in computing. there is so much
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discussion about where this idea is going, but i know the future of technology is invested in. the cloud, we all know that and we know the greatest companies are there to support this. well, in addition to being great employers and having great vision, i want to thank kilroy and sales force for also being great attribute -- contributors to our society. they are contribute to go -- contribute -ing to make our city great. it's not just doing a great process, it's also sharing the vision that we are participating in building a great society and you should see more and more of the philanthropic goals. this is what makes me happy not only to
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be here because even though we are within a half mile of 300,000 jobs from a half mile of this center, we know this is job creating, but we also know the people who work here want a great city to be in and want to contribute to a quality of life and build the great events program and where there is a gap, where people are struggling, you have benny hang with his wife to contribute to great hospitals, special programs and help me in education. this is what kilroy and benny hop do to be great leaders in our city. it's fun for all the right reasons. look at building, you see
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engineering suggesting that they can building a lead platinum building in the center of our town and continue as i go to other countries, i can brag about, not necessarily the 27 cranes that are up because some of the other countries have more cranes that we do. but we can brag about them. that they are the state of the art. they are going to be the greenest building here and that's going to continue our leadership in providing the greatest greenest buildings. it's the highest standard that you can get and to have everybody focused on that, i think the employers will find this to be a wonderful welcome. i'm celebrating this not only for the jobs, not just economics but the quality of lie -- life we all want to have in this city. now i want
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to support this. i'm excited that we see another building in the kilroy fashion. we always joke because i'm a big motion picture film. kill roy was here and will always continue to be here after designing and emphasizing the quality of life as we invite more people to work and live and stay in this wonderful city. it is my pleasure to help turn the spade here, but to celebrate everybody's participation in single that our transit corridor is going to be the center of wonderful employment, but also wonderful buildings and wonderful tenant and i can't thank them enough. great citizens, all joining together, remarkable city, this is what makes investor confidence grow and continue. thank you very
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much. [ applause ] thank you, mayor. outstanding comments. you spoke about sales force and we have a very important member of sales force with us today. it's what the city wants and needs and the fastest growing software company in the world with 26 offices in 26 countries and operates support in 20 different languages and has received numerous well deserved award for it's most innovative companies and best companies to work for and with respect to commitment and community, the company was named service leader of the year award. they
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have donated over $30 million in grants and thousands of hours in community service and george himself is enormously talented and recognized around the world for the future of computing and he too has received many awards and preferably named -- best award. so please welcome george come up and say a few words. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome george. [ applause ] >> thank you, it's a great pleasure and honor to be here today representing sales today is a tremendous day for sales force and san francisco. i want to thank mayor lee and the city for supporting local businesses
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and development which allows companies like ours to stay and truly thrive in the city of san francisco which is great to have. i would like to thank kilroy for their commitment in san francisco and for really setting the standard for cutting edge work and environment in this mission building. i would like to thank many who are here today that made this possible for their hard work and dedication. you know sales started in 1999 in a department on hill. companies are able to access software for the power of cloud computing. today that simple vision is now a billion dollar
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company with many employers here in san francisco. making us the largest employer in the city. today we have already more than 800 thousand square feet in san francisco and we expect 1.8 million square feet by 2016. that is tremendously exciting for us. we continue to grow and higher the talents that this city brings and enable and people that want to join our mission and are passionate about not what we are just doing about technology but our broader things and -- san francisco stands for power
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and passion and the need that makes technology go. we are powered with the community and leadership and other departments that share our vision for the future. also as the mayor mentioned we are extremely passionate about giving back to the city. right from the beginning we had a one one model from the beginning. that's the one percent equity and one percent of our product giving back to the community in the form of free donation to non-profit and we've given $40 million in grants and 445,000 volunteer hours and today as i travel around the world i meet many of our 18,000 non-profits to manage their organizations. now, this tremendous 350
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mission building will be a key addition to the downtown san francisco campus. we couldn't be more excited about the building. 450,000 skweert -- square feet. it has led digital media campus. it sits here in the heart of technology here in san francisco with tremendous proximity to the bart center. there is never been a more exciting time of technology in this city as the mayor mentioned we are really starting to see now the energy of innovation and technology move from silicone valley right
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here in san francisco. today the city is full of start ups, we are surrounded by start ups and thanks to the mayor, our industry is thriving. our employees are thrilled to be here, i'm thrilled to be here, thank you to the community and thanks to everybody that is here today. thanks very much. [ applause ] >> thanks george and now i have the pleasure to present john kilroy which i have done many times and you would think i have it down but i have so many things to say about it and it changes every time. i have had the chance to work with many ceo's and he's the best in my mind. john is a real estater.
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if he wasn't in real estate. he would be a tech entrepreneur himself, he's extremely in inquisitive and starting at the forefront of emerging ideas and shapes the way we stay in the world. he's a theoretical thinker and being firmly grounded. he understand real estate and nuts and bolts from the ground up and anywhere in between better than anyone in this industry. my view is that the best leaders lead by example and john does that. he consistently shows we are very fortunate at the company here because he consistently shows and leads us to what it takes to succeed through hard work and commitment and thoughtfulness and integrity and john is demanding by himself. he does make sure and we enjoy it that we are all
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committed particular to our team and customers like sales i'm positive that 350 mission couldn't have come together without john and without his ability and determination to move the project forward and at the same time bringing everybody along with him. it is my pleasure to introduce him now. please welcome john kilroy, president and ceo of kilroy realty corporation. >> i'm not going to say a lot about the building. i think that's been covered. it's great to see everybody here this morning. mr. mayor, you said it well. i'm going to say it again. it's an absolute joy to see you